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Ok. I’m just going to go ahead and say it.

I know it’s not political correct this week but…

If I have to hear “Beat It” one more time, I may have to start popping pills myself.

At first I was totally grooving with all the Michael Jackson songs, just like Jessica. But you just can’t hear “Thriller” 16 times a day and feel sane. You just can’t. The guy was brilliant. It’s totally tragic. But please, at this point, I’m begging for some Kelly Clarkson and Jonas Brothers.

Meanwhile, I think my 2 1/2 year-old is addicted to Red Bull. I mean, I can’t officially prove she drinks the stuff but the girl suddenly can’t fall asleep at night, wakes up ridiculously early and often doesn’t nap.

And she keeps insisting her name is “Sleeping Beauty” which I think is Wikipedia’s exact definition of irony.

Meanwhile, Dylan now demands to be called Ariel.

So screw it, I’m making them call me Snow White.

And if you’re wondering, Snow White is adjusting very well to the suburbs. Why didn’t you all tell me about this place sooner?! It’s SO MUCH EASIER WITH KIDS here. We go to the pool. We have fun at the beach. We enjoy the playgrounds. Dylan doesn’t step in poop (hopefully dog, could be human) while wearing flip flops anymore. No one has to escort us to the bathroom at Whole Foods. If it’s raining, we just GET IN THE CAR.

And 4 1/2 year old Dylan has been wowing the Westchester kids with her exotic urban headdress…

dylan with headdress

Yeah, I don’t know why she’s wearing that.

Of course, I’m still totally lonely because I don’t really have any friends (you know, except for the ones on TV). At least, the real Snow White had those dwarfs. But look – my neighbor gave me a home baked banana bread!

banana bread

Which is obviously so much better than pound cake.

41 Responses to snow white could get used to this

  • pamela says:

    hi there,kelsey!!!!!
    you soooo have bff’s here you have yet to meet(aka Pamela)wendi’s real best friend!!!and i know others would kill to stake that claim,but i’m the one and only!!!! read your blog religously & love you!!!

  • Kathy says:

    Snow White …..I knew you would love the Burbs. Once school starts and you are hanging at drop and pick up friends will happen. Love the girls urban chic looks and new names …um witness protection or what?

  • Halala Mama says:

    And in the suburbs, you can actually park your car next to the place you were going, isn’t that incredible? Last time I visited DC, I couldn’t figure out how the restaurants were so full because there was absolutely no place to leave your car anywhere!

  • kristen says:

    your girls sound happy…if you’d moved to the garden state, you could have had all that you’ve got there AND me as a friend. i guess i understand your decision. heehee. (=

  • Yayyyyyy! Your first “neighbour made” goodie! And you’re right, it’s miles better than pound cake!

    Love the picture of Dylan…too stinkin’ cute. Glad to hear you’re all settling in nicely.

  • Amy@UWM says:

    Don’t you know that ALL the suburban princesses wear long, flowy headresses? Man, you’re out of it.

    Glad you’re enjoying the suburbs. You’ll meet people soon enough. I grew up in the next county over — Rockland. And I consider my childhood practically idyllic. Your children will thank you.

  • Inna says:

    yes, most definitely better than pound cake, banana bread rocks! And it has a bow and everything.

    I’m glad Sleeping Beauty and Ariel are having fun. Make sure Snow White stays away from any poisoned apples though…

  • MN Mama says:

    I am glad you are enjoying the summer activities with the girls. I am glad someone made you a banana bread that is what I make my new neighbors. Hang in there you will meet friends soon! Be patient with yourself and others!

  • Jessica says:

    I’m with ya lady. I moved 2 years ago, and some days it’s still hard for me. Although I have made some friends, I still don’t have any besties yet. It will come though. I have faith that things will work out for me and for you. You’ll have new friends in no time!

  • Cat says:

    What’s that green stuff that has your child surrounded? I’d be careful if I were you.

    Our neighbor did finally come and visit (only took her a year and a half) she even brought home grown ruby red grapefruit.
    We sent here home with home grown limes, squash and kaffir lime leaves (as used in Thai coconut soup). Life is good in these burbs.

  • Betsy says:

    Try going to story time at your local library. You will get to meet moms and kids there. Book stores often have story times also. The best thing I did after moving here was to join MOMS club.

  • Thetamom says:

    Welcome to suburban life! When we moved to a new neighborhood with kids, I was anxious to meet some moms on the block. It will happen. These things just take some time. I really enjoy your blog. You have an excellent writing style. I’m new to blogging, but I am loving the experience!

  • Oz says:

    Unfortunately, there’s dog poop out in the suburbs, too. I know, I’ve had a few encounters. But I’m glad your suburb is currently a poo-free zone!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Manhattan will always be there; waiting for you to return when the kids are off living their lives. You might find living in the burbs best; and visiting Manhattan more of a joy than living there. Get all the local/free papers in your town, and look at all the events/groups you can join…you’ll find it pretty interesting. If not, you can always join a 12 Step Program and meet the Sex Addicts and Druggies in the neighborhood, or at least the Alcoholics. Will remind you of Manhattan…

  • johanna says:

    my 2 and 1/2 year old has also caught the no sleeping bandwagon. I’d jump for 2 hours in bed with the shades down and fan on in the middle of the day! Can’t understand why she now thinks it is boring and a waste of her time,

  • Patrick says:

    Ariel and S.B. are no dummies. Until the real kids in the neighborhood begin showing up in your yard, why not create some fantasy?

  • MommyTime says:

    I’m so glad the suburbs are treating you right! And I couldn’t agree more about the easy part.

    As for the Red Bull, I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart for that tip because it suddenly explains why my 2.5 yr old abruptly gave up naps and got all manner of wide awake too. Note to self: must eradicate her secret stash.

  • Amy says:

    I don’t watch tv so have gratefully missed all the MJ hoopla. Have heard it is a bit to bear.

    Glad to hear you are settling in and a neighbor showed some kindness πŸ™‚ Which makes me think I should bake something up for our newbies to the neighborhood… Hmm… brownies maybe.

  • Amy says:

    One thing about the suburban neighborhood I should warn you about.. The people that want to be your friend right away and then proceed to tell you all about all your other neighbors, usually in a really negative light.

    Neighbors are great and good to be neighborly but usually best to find friends off street! Agree with the commenter who surmised the school year will bring you in contact with other mom’s, and any other kid group you decide to put your children in.

    Just saying.. When my kids were younger and we moved (frequently with our first born) I got suckered in to the neighborhood ‘bad news’ mother a few too many times. Take your time, you WILL meet new friends πŸ™‚

  • Pearl says:

    I know why Dylan is wearing that!!! I used to do that all the time as a little girl, I swear! It was my pretend hair. Even now sometimes when I pull my shirt off and it gets stuck on my head like that I have a little flashback. Awwww, Dylan!

  • tracey says:

    A baking neighbor! Yay! Just what you were hoping for! Now, you get to reciprocate. Invite her over for margaritas.

    I’m glad you like the burbs. And we HAVE been telling all of you city folk about it. You just never believe us…

  • Lanie says:

    We will be stand in dwarves for a few days if you would like. Just let us know. Love the picture of Dylan. Great post! XOXO

  • brianpapa says:

    yes we here at the papa’s know all about the non naps and the sudden urge to wake up at 4am. and lately sienna has the irresistible urge to put her hands in the plant soil.

    i just can’t buy fake plants. the stores don’t open at 4am.

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